An orthopedic surgery expert witness advises on a total hip replacement patient who suffered repeated infections and additional surgeries. The plaintiff was scheduled for a hip replacement. During the procedure, the surgeon removed an abscess. The doctor did not complete the implantation of the Biomet prosthesis. The plaintiff was then transferred to another facility, where the replacement was completed, despite the infection.
The plaintiff alleges the first doctor and surgical staff were negligent in removing the abscess and the second doctor and staff were negligent in performing the hip replacement. The plaintiff suffered multiple infections that necessitated the repeated removal and replacement of his hip prosthetic.